Friday, May 21, 2021

A No Hole in My Bucket Weekly Link Round-Up


Another week with nothing much to say. What an exciting life we lead! As I write this, Denis and I do have an outing to the zoo planned for tomorrow (Wednesday) if all goes well. Hopefully, I'll have some photos to share in the near future. 

My leg still continues to cause trouble, and I'm heartily sick and tired of it. Next Friday, I'll be seeing a new doctor, and it would be lovely if we could get to the root of what's causing this.

In the interim, I've decided two things. One, if I have to put up with this leg being wrapped all the time, I'm at least going to have a little color to brighten things up. What do you think of the two-tone green? Tomorrow for the zoo I plan on tan and teal. Look at me, a fashion plate! *laughing*

The other thing I've decided is that I'm fed up with being housebound, especially since we're all "vaccinated up." I don't know about Denis, but I intend to keep on wearing a mask. It will keep my nose from getting sunburned if I happen to forget the sunscreen, and wearing one does help with my allergies. Being tired of being housebound means that I want to get out and about, and if this means that I have to stick my foot in a bucket to catch the runoff from my leaky leg, that's what I'll do. (I've been using an electric scooter, so this doesn't mean that I'll be walking around with a bucket on one foot, although that is a rather amusing mental picture.)

Anyway, I'm all ready for the zoo tomorrow, and I hope you're enjoying spring wherever you may be. Enjoy the links!

[Note: due to an eye problem Denis had, we didn't go to the zoo. Denis went to the eye doctor instead. Oh well. *sigh*]

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄

►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Why historians should reevaluate Mary Todd Lincoln's oft-misunderstood grief.
  • The enduring mystery of Mary Roberts Rinehart, America's answer to Agatha Christie.
  • Author Iona Whishaw's family of spies.
  • Lyn Macdonald, who preserved the voices of World War I, has died at the age of 91. I love her books-- such a vivid window into an era.
  • Arni Magnusson, the obsessive scholar who saved Iceland's ancient literary legacy.
  • How Pretty in Pink star Andrew McCarthy became an unlikely teen heartthrob.
  • Jacques Futrelle, the crime writer who went down with the Titanic.
  • The Asian American women who fought to make their mark in World War II.
  • A joy of reading, sparked by Hasina Islam, a special librarian determined to make a difference.

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure. 

Sta safe. Stay healthy. And don't forget to curl up with a good book!


  1. Oh, so sorry to hear you didn't get to the zoo, Cathy. I hope you'll get to go soon, and of course I hope Denis' eye is OK. I love that you're brightening up your bandages. If you have to wear them, at least have some fun with it. I'm sending up all sorts of good wishes and positive vibes that you get some real answers and some healing. In the meantime, I have two tombs to investigate...

  2. So sorry about your leg. Whatever it is, it is stubborn. Hope the new doctor helps.
    But I love the green. Fantastic. Can you get any patterns, too? At least varying the colors will provide a change of scenery.
    Meanwhile, you can read a lot of those summer thrillers. Gosh, that list is daunting. I'm already on overload from looking at it.
    Have fun choosing and order your selections. I'll be looking for the reviews.

    1. I haven't seen those bandages in patterns, and I doubt that I'd use them since wrapping my leg properly and showing the pattern at its best would be more trouble than it's worth. The doctor and nurses are amazed that I can wrap my own leg anyway. I think they believe I was some sort of gymnast in another life. Ha!

  3. If you have to be wrapped, you might as well look like a present! Sorry you had to miss the zoo, but it will be there for you in the future. Hopefully, the new doctor will be able to discover what is causing the problem with your leg.

    1. The only problem with the zoo is missing out at the baby animal nursery where there are currently baby jackals and baby leopards. Denis and I don't want to miss a chance to see them up close!

  4. So, no zoo? That is a bummer.

    I do like the colored wraps. Much more fun than white or tan.

    I have a friend coming from a visit on my patio in a bit and I am giddy about it. I am so housebound with working from home that I am going a little nutty. I don't like to use those terms but there is no other way to describe me these days.

    1. I hope you two had a lot of fun when your friend came to visit!

  5. You are most definitely making a fashion statement these days, Cathy. Good on you. Being sick of our housebound status is a common ailment these days. I've been venturing out more and more every week, and I find it interesting that despite how open Texas now officially is most people here are still wearing masks when venturing out into places that place them in crowds of strangers. I had coffee with three friends this morning in a small shop, and we were maskless as soon as we hit our table but not while ordering and grabbing our coffees. We went grocery shopping yesterday and found that at least 90% of the customers were wearing masks still. I think that says a lot for the general common sense approach that most people are using these days.

    Interesting links as always...the one on COVID-19 freebies that includes free card-lamination from Office Depot, Staples, etc. may end up backfiring on folks later on, though. My doctors are telling me not to have the vaccination card laminated in case a booster shot needs to be recorded there later this year. Who knows?

    1. I'm not about to laminate mine because I wouldn't be surprised if we all have to have an annual "booster" shot. I'm looking forward to seeing how many people are still masked when Denis and I go somewhere besides doctor's offices.

  6. Sorry you didn't get to go to the zoo. I love the colored wraps and the visual picture I now have of you - leg wrapped in the fashionable tan and teal wrap, stuck in a bucket - while riding your scooter 😊. Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. So far I've managed to avoid the bucket, but I'm ready if the need should arise. May your weekend be a happy one!

  7. Thank you for the links. I hope you can take that green hospital tape off soon.


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